We have all the information you need to know for your trip, from helping with visa queries to walking you through a placement induction on your first day in Togo. Our hassle-free approach means you can concentrate on what really matters, making a difference at your placement.
Arrival airport and pickup in Togo
On arrival at Lomé airport you will be met by a local staff member holding a Projects Abroad sign. You will then be taken by car to your host family to settle in and rest.
Booking your flights
Searching for flights online is easier than ever, but it can still be a time-consuming, overwhelming, and frustrating process. If you need support, our staff have in-depth knowledge of all our destinations. We’ll let you know which airport you’ll be flying to and recommend the best way to get there.
We can advise you on booking the best return flights, ensuring you have the safest, most convenient, and most cost-effective flight options, no matter how complex your travel plans are. Find out more about the flight booking process.
Visas requirements for your volunteer project or internship in Togo
One of the perks of volunteering with us is the visa guidance we give you. We have a dedicated visa team who have up-to-date information on visa requirements for all of our destinations around the world. You can get in touch with us if you have any visa queries, big or small, and we will talk you through the process. Once you apply, you’ll also get a link to your own MyProjectsAbroad webpage, which will include all the necessary visa information.
Your induction and orientation in Togo
Depending on the time of your arrival in Lomé you will either have your induction in the afternoon of your arrival day or the following day. You will be picked up from your host family and taken for an orientation around Lomé. You will be shown the handbook and any necessary safety and security measures will be explained.
You will then be shown around the city including different landmarks and amenities such as the post office, banks, bureaux de change and you can also buy a local SIM card. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the other volunteers.
Your first day at your volunteer or internship placement in Togo
The day after your initial induction, you will be picked up from your host family and shown how to get to your placement. Most placements are conveniently located within walking distance from your host family but if it is too far to walk you may need to take a moto-taxi. If you do need to take a moto-taxi you will need to cover the cost of this, which should be on average less than £1 per day. When you arrive at your placement, you will be introduced to the supervisor who will explain your role and what you will be doing during your time.
Support, safety, and backup
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.